Finally, after a long wait, the testing of the Celestial Gate is complete, and the new feature is at last live on all realms. The stakes have been raised higher than ever, and while the challenge may be difficult to overcome, the rewards should be more than worth it!
First of all, we wish to thank all of you who have participated in the open testing – thanks to your assistance we have eliminated multiple bugs and glitches we would not have been able to find on our own. We hope the launch of the Gate goes smoothly, but of course – if you run into any problems with the new mechanics, please let us know via a support request!
For those of you who have not been following our previous announcements, the Celestial Gate is the next tier alliance structure. While it’s far more challenging to complete than the Nether Portal, it also provides greater rewards. We have updated the Help files with a new section, describing the Gate, and other team objectives in greater detail – don’t be afraid to ask if you require more information though.
Along with the Gate, we have also released several smaller updates:
– land purchasing is now capped to 8,000 acres on normal and 10,000 acres on hardcore realms
– Unconditional Surrender now has a 14 day cooldown
– Largest kingdoms can now trade in some of their land in exchange for champion skill points
– Completing the Phoenix Gate now grants a significant amount of champion experience
– Multiple quality of life UI improvements
The next item on our agenda is going to be an update to the Valor system – we are going to introduce all new individual team and Valor rewards, and realm challengers and champions will be able to take advantage of notable discounts in the valor store. You can look forward to that, and more (another boss in Zone 5?) in the upcoming weeks and months.
In the meantime – let the race to the Lightbringer title begin, we are very excited to see who will emerge victorious.